SARS arrested boy on errand, demanded N500,000 – Mother cries for help

Regina Stanley, a petty trader in Lagos, has accused the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad of illegally detaining her son, Sunday Stanley, for months over her inability to pay N500,000 demanded for his release. In a suit before the Federal High Court in Lagos, Regina said her son was running an errand for her in the morning of March 28, 2020 in the Morogbo area of Lagos State when he was picked up by SARS operatives raiding the area. I went to my place of trade together with my son who…

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Sanwo-Olu meets boy in ‘mummy calm down’ video

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, has finally met with Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola, a little boy in the viral “mummy calm down” video. The governor met with the 4-year-old boy alongside his family at his office on Saturday. Oreofeoluwa had become an instant sensation on social media platforms after a video went viral of him in tears from his mum’s scolding while confidently telling her to “calm down” and give him a “last chance”. The video had attracted the governor’s attention and he requested to meet the little boy. It had also inspired…

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Drivers Disappear From Sight As Petrol Tanker Kills One In Lagos

Scene of a petrol tanker accident on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Mile 2, Lagos (Photo: LASEMA) In what will come across as a really shocking development, a yet-to-be-identified woman lost her life on Friday when a tanker crashed around the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks in the Mile 2 area of Lagos State. According to The PUNCH, the tanker driver was said to be conveying 55,000 litres of petrol to a destination in the state when he rammed into a pothole around 12.30 am and lost control of the vehicle…

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Graphic Photos Of Two FAAN Workers Crushed To Death By Truck In Lagos

The FAAN workers crushed to death The Lagos State Government has sworn that it will arrest and prosecute the driver and owner of the truck that crushed two FAAN staff to death. The two staffers – Chidinma Ajoku and Chima Nnaekpe – died when the truck conveying a 20-feet container fell on a commercial bus, killing two and injuring three others on Sunday, July 26, 2020. During a condolence visit to the family of one of the victims, Chidinma Ajoku, on Wednesday, August 5, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Moyosore…

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Lagos govt closes isolation centres as COVID-19 cases reduce

The Lagos State Government has closed some isolation centers as Covid-19 infected cases reduces in the state. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this during the 17th update on the management of coronavirus in the state, NAN reports. According to the governor, “Some of the isolation centres now have less than 20 per cent of occupancy.” He also stated that the Agidingbi Isolation Centre would also be closed and patients relocated to a large capacity centre – Indo-Centre in the Anthony area, which would soon be inaugurated. “Over the last…

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Passenger slumps and dies after Lagos driver hit his chest brutally over money

A commercial driver, Habeeb Quadri has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly beating a passenger, Emmanuel James, to death. Quadri was arrested by the Bode Thomas Police Division on Thursday with eyewitnesses claiming that the driver hit James in the chest over an issue bordering on money during which the deceased slumped. The scuffle occurred at the Bode Thomas Junction. Our correspondent was told that the incident caused confusion at the junction as other passengers and passersby tried to revive James to no avail. They reportedly…

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Sanwo-Olu rescues man from suicide attempt on Third Mainland Bridge

The executive governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that he recently rescued a man who wanted to jump at the Third Mainland Bridge, because he N500,000 debt. The governor made this known while speaking to journalists after he visited the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Broad Street and some other hospitals in different parts of the State, to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with in-patients and health practitioners. Speaking on his response to a recent viral video of a boy begging his mother to calm down while punishing him for an offense…

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Actress Iyabo Ojo acquires a palatial multimillionaire house in Lekki, Lagos

Seasoned actress Iyabo Ojo has announced the acquisition of a palatial house in Lekki, Lagos, worthy millions of naire. The proud new landlady took to Instagram to share the cheering news with her fans and well wishers… “Finally God has done it & it’s marvellous in my sight”, she wrote. The “brand new house” in a choice location in Lagos State, precisely in Lekki County.

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Lagos police officers rescue an asthmatic man who suffered an attack on the Otedola bridge

Men of the Rapid Response Squad in Lagos have been praised after they saved a young man who had an athsma attack. According to a tweet from their handle, the man had an attack and his inhaler got exhausted thus the policemen on duty quickly got another one from the medics department for the young man. The tweet reads ; Police Officers and passersby assisted this young man who had an athsma attack along Otedola Bridge on his way back from work. His inhaler got exahuasted so the officers quickly…

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Court orders EFCC to return Mompha’s passport, wrist watches and iPhone

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release everything seized from Instagram big boy, Mompha. Justice Liman who ruled on a July 6 application filed by Mompha’s counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), ordered the return of the items which include five luxury wristwatches, an apple iPod, an iPhone 8 device and a pair of sunglasses. They are reportedly among the items found on him during his arrest last October 19, in Abuja. The federal high court judge who noted that the…

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“Lagos govt spends up to N1m daily per COVID-19 patient” – Health Commissioner reveals

The Lagos State Government has revealed that it spends between N100,000 and N1m daily on each of the COVID-19 patients in the state. This is coming as the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos state exceeds 14,000. The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed the cost of treating COVID-19 patients in the state at a media briefing on Thursday. Akin Abayomi explained that for mild and moderate cases, the state government spends averagely about N100,000 daily. According to him, it costs the state government about N500,000 and…

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Meet The Nigerian Researcher Who Won A Grant Of N90m For Virtual Reality Project (Photo)

Dr. Eugene Ohu Dr Eugene Ohu, a faculty at Lagos Business School wins $234,000 grant for virtual reality research A faculty at Lagos Business School (LBS), Dr. Eugene Ohu, has won a grant of $234,000 from Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc (TWCF) to conduct a two-year virtual reality research. The research project titled “Teaching Children Empathy and Compassion through Virtual Reality Games” will explore the potentials of virtual reality (VR) for character development. The grant was awarded under TWCF’s Global Innovations for Character Development (GICD) initiative. Dr Ohu runs a…

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Lagos State government seals Sencillo Beach Resort and other beach houses for hosting parties (Photos)

Sencillo Beach Resort and other beach houses have been sealed by the Lagos State Safety Commission in conjunction with LASWA and Ministry of Tourism Arts & Culture for hosting parties thereby contravening the Lagos State Infectious Disease Regulation (2020), Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril A. disclosed. In a statement, he disclosed; FLASH: The Lagos State Safety Commission (@safety_lasg) in conjunction with @TalktoLaswa and Ministry of Tourism Arts & Culture has sealed Sencillo Beach Resort and other beach houses for hosting…

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Sanwo-Olu approves 46% fare increment for Lagos Bus Service

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a 46% fare increment on bus managed  by the Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL). The new increase takes effect on 1st August 2020. This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of LBSL, Mr Idowu Oguntona, in a statement on Monday, July 20, 2020, that was signed by Mr Afolabi Olawale, the Public Affairs Officer of the company. The LBSL boss said: “The approval to use the BRT corridor by the governor is to further give the commuting public a better…

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